It would seem a 50/50 split of cynicism and awe has marked the last two Steve-Jobs-less iPhone releases. The iPhone 5S saw the introduction a larger screen, a CIA reminiscent fingerprint recognition feature and some tech spec upgrades. On the other hand, the iPhone 5C beckoned the beginning of iPhones in … colour. That being said, the lower price point did not go unappreciated. But now the question on the tip of everyone’s tongue is ‘what’s next?’ We have done some digging around and compiled some of the more impressive predicted features.
Rumour One: Size
Possibly the most consistent rumour is that the iPhone 6 will be released in a 5.5 inch version, making it significantly larger than the current model and about the same size as many Samsung products. It has also been suggested this enlarged version will be released as a limited edition – the rest will be the same size as the iPhone 5S.
Rumour Two: Materials
There has been a lot of talk around what the new iPhone will be made out of – all of which work to curb our screen smashing fears. It has been said the iPhone 6 will have a thinner aluminium body and a sapphire crystal display, making the screen ‘virtually indestructible.’ Others have put the idea of a flexible screen out there and suggested the display will extend onto the phone sidewalls. Is this a tad far-fetched?
Rumour Three: Tracking
We must admit, the tracking rumours floating around are impressive. It has been predicted that the device will be able to track altitude and air pressure (for all those mountain climbers out there), and collect your health and fitness data via ten different sensors. In a similar vein it has been rumoured that the new ear pods will be able to monitor heart rate. Given the announcement of HealthKit for iOS8, this may just be true.
Rumour Four: Technical Specs
The iPhone 6 is said to be equipped with a 10 megapixel camera, 128GB of storage, an NFC chip, a better battery and an A8 processor. What does this mean? It means longer life, less app deleting and some top-notch iPhone photography. We can’t complain about any of these predictions.
Rumour Five: Wireless Charging
Whilst the frustration which comes with trying to use your phone and charge it at the same time is the epitomy of a first world problem, we have to give it to them, wireless charging would be pretty darn handy. No more constraints, no more cable carrying, 24/7 freedom. We’re crossing our fingers.